Caregiver and elderly woman on a bench


The mission of the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) is to be a community force in creating and sustaining opportunities for elders and caregivers in our region to help assure that elders are able to maintain maximum independence and quality of life.

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“I feel the key ingredient to attaining a successful outcome is letting the client know they are in control and we are only here to help. Our goal is to set them up with the support services they need to remain home, happy, and as independent as possible.”

- Bridget Free, Bennington Data & Administrative Assistant

"When I returned home from the hospital, I wasn’t able to prepare meals. My Case Manager arranged for meals to be delivered to my home until I could manage for myself."

- Anne Nonymous

SVCOA News & Events

SVCOA congratulates our valued colleague Kathy Paquet, outgoing Nutrition Director with Central Vermont Council on Aging, on her retirement after 31 years of service to older Vermonters across the state. Thanks Kathy for your tremendous service and partnership!

Interested in making a difference in your community? Learn more here about our impactful Senior Companion Program and find out if you are eligible to participate!

Vermont's demographics are changing. What will it take to ensure all Vermonters have the opportunity for financial security, health and wellness, social connection, affordable housing, transportation and more? Learn more here about how you can provide your feedback through the VAPAW Community Survey!

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